With a strong record of success in the environmental regulatory and policy field for the last 13 years, Jeff has the necessary expertise and experience to provide valuable strategic direction and technical support to our existing and future clients at Littlejohn, Mann & Associates.
Jeff’s background in the private sector as a consulting engineer included representation of private and public clients. Delivering successful permit decisions while navigating a complex and ever-changing regulatory landscape provided him with the perspective needed to effectively represent the interests of clients. His professional practice experience also includes structural design, environmental engineering, coastal engineering, and navigation project design.
Jeff’s position of leadership within the Florida Department of Environmental Protection provided him with important insight into the policy setting functions of the executive and legislative branches of state government. Serving as Deputy Secretary also afforded him the opportunity to develop close working relationships with the leadership of many state agencies, the Governor's office, members and staff in the Florida Legislature, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Doug Mann had worked with Chuck Littlejohn for over a decade when they decided in August of 1997 to establish Littlejohn, Mann & Associates. Doug had just left A. Duda & Sons, Inc., as Corporate Vice President for Governmental Affairs. Duda is one of the state’s largest agricultural and land development companies. Doug honed his political and policy knowledge and organizational skills leading Duda’s Washington and Tallahassee efforts.
Doug started his lobbying experience by heading the Tallahassee office of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation in 1985. This is where Chuck and Doug first began working together. They recommended that agriculture lobbyists form a “Florida Agricultural Coalition.” Today, this seems rather basic, but at the time it was a somewhat radical idea. It has turned out to be a very effective lobbying tool at protecting agricultural land owners and fighting efforts to over-regulate them. Doug’s lobbying skills came to the attention of A. Duda & Sons, and they reached out in 1988 to recruit him.
In 1988, Doug joined A. Duda & Sons to establish their first governmental affairs program. Over the next ten years, he was involved in working on a series of agricultural, environmental, and land development issues coming before the Florida Legislature. Over the years, Doug served as a board member to the following organizations: The Florida Association of Community Developers; The Florida Water Management Institute; the Florida Land Council; Florida TaxWatch; Leadership Florida; Florida Chamber of Commerce; Florida State Society in Washington; and Southern Scholarship Foundation.
Looking back, it is obvious that a major skill set Doug has developed is creating a number of broad-based coalitions to work on various difficult legislative issues. In 1992, Doug was the founder of the Florida Private Property Rights Coalition. In 1996, the legislature tried to address a series of water issues, but various interest groups were not willing to work together to reach an agreement. In response, Doug founded and chaired the Florida Water Coalition to address difficult water policy decisions and bring together interest groups that had notoriously fought one another over water issues in the past, such as developers, farmers, utilities, realtors, local governments, and private landowners. In 2013, Doug was asked by Associated Industries of Florida to become their lobbyist for water and agriculture issues. He had been participating in AIF’s N.N.C. Task Force, but now he stepped in to chair the task force. He and his N.N.C. Working Group supported FDEP and Florida’s congressional delegation efforts to finally reach a settlement with EPA.
In early 2014, it became clear that Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli was going to make water his number one legislative priority. In response, Doug recommended that AIF merge the Florida Water Alliance and the N.N.C. Task Force into a new “AIF Florida H20 Coalition” to advocate for federal and state water quality and water quantity issues. The Florida H20 Coalition has been established and Founding Members board created. On the federal level, it is engaged against EPA’s recently proposed “Waters of the United States” rule. On the state level, it is acting as a sounding board to both Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Speaker Crisafulli. This is an exciting time to be lobbying on water issues.
With a strong background in site, utility and stormwater design, regulatory approvals, and entitlements for the last 24 years, Mark has the necessary expertise and experience to provide valuable strategic direction and technical support to generate solutions to even the most unanticipated complications.
Mark’s background in the private sector as a consulting engineer included representation of private and public clients. Delivering successful permit decisions while navigating a complex and ever-changing regulatory landscape provided him with the perspective needed to effectively represent the interests of clients. His professional practice experience also includes utility and stormwater modeling, treatment design, FEMA floodplain analysis, roadway design, DRI approval and CCD engineering.
Mark’s leadership at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection provided him with important insight into the policy setting functions of the executive and legislative branches of state government. Serving as a Division Director also afforded him the opportunity to develop close working relationships with the leadership of many state agencies, members and staff in the Florida Legislature, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Former Director of the Division of Waste Management at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Professional Geologist licensed in Florida with over 25 years of experience in assisting public and private sector clients with site assessment and rehabilitation of contaminated sites. Specializing in risk-based site closures; environmental liabilities cost evaluation and control; Brownfields; CERCLA/Superfund and RCRA programs, policy, and regulations and their applicability; water resource availability evaluations; and regulatory compliance in solid and hazardous waste management
Former member of the Everglades Restoration South Florida Task Force Homestead Air Force Base workgroup, 1995-1998; former advisor to the Florida Base Realignment and Closure Commission for Homestead Air Force Base, 1993-2001; and Governor's appointee to the State of Florida Board of Professional Geologists, 2009-2011.
Former exploration geologist for DuPont Minerals; senior engineer and geologist at LFR and ARCADIS; and remedial project manager for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Superfund program.
B.S. in Geology and Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and Florida State University.